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Belize Debriefed

March 31, 2010
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Belize Debriefed

I would have to say that my trip to Belize was extremely productive. The seven days that I spent in the country were jam packed full of travel, meetings, sites, and people. We crammed so much into that one week that it honestly felt like we had been there for a month. We were...
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I’ve Officially Been Pimped…uhhh…Fit

March 29, 2010
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I’ve Officially Been Pimped…uhhh…Fit

Three weeks ago today, I started my virtual bike fit process with Victor from Bicycle Lab.  I’ve explained the pre-fit and mid-fit process previously, and have shared my comments…and it’s time to wrap it all up with my post-fit review. It didn’t actually take three full weeks to complete the process.  We pretty much...
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What Propels You?

March 26, 2010
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What Propels You?

Hello cycling world, this is my first (of hopefully many regular) posts. I’m new to this community and I didn’t realize how many bike lovers there are in the world and the connection that exists between everyone. My eyes are open and I’m impressed. Why? I never realized or thought about the passion that...
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Cycling “As If”

March 24, 2010
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Cycling “As If”

There has been a lot of interest in “The Law of Attraction” over the past few years.  Books like “The Secret”, “The Answer”, and many more have become bestsellers and created a huge following and a lot of interest.  Even Fat Cyclist himself did a post on “How to use ‘The Secret’ in Cycling”….so...
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Live From Belize

March 22, 2010
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I arrived in Belize on Friday with the first experience in the country being a quick spin around Belize City. I had heard that this area isn’t a very nice place compared to the rest of the country, so I left the airport expecting the worst….and was pleasantly surprised. I recorded this video about...
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Belize That

March 19, 2010
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Belize That

I’ve left Canada and spent last night back in the beautiful State of Texas.  We spent two years living in Austin, but last night was my first time ever in Houston. This morning I am off to Belize….Central America’s only country where English is the official language. I’m not going on a vacation….I’m not going...
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Pump Your Fist

March 17, 2010
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Pump Your Fist

This one’s for all of us riders finally getting outide for the first time after a long and incredibly anxious winter.  After months of staring at your ride….maybe even laying down beside it for a cuddle….we finally can unleash the passion and get out there.  Sure it’s been nice to sit on you and...
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….And the Bike Fit Continues

March 15, 2010
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If you’ve ever considered getting a bike fit done, I would highly recommend it. If you’d like to get one done, but don’t have a bike fit professional in your area, there are still ways to get it done. If traveling to another location to get a fit completed is not an option for...
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Bikes Are Crushing It Online

March 12, 2010
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Bikes Are Crushing It Online

2010 has quickly become a great big year for bikes in the online world.  First, Yahoo sponsors a pro cycling team and then Google this week announces they have added biking directions to Google Maps…at least for U.S. searches.  On top of this, the use of social media by pro cyclists has continued to...
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7 Bicycle Fitting Tips to Make You More Comfortable (and Faster)

March 10, 2010
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7 Bicycle Fitting Tips to Make You More Comfortable (and Faster)

As you know, I’m in the process of getting myself professionally fit on my road bike via a virtual fit with Victor from Bicycle Lab.  I am having Victor guest post today to share his wisdom on setting yourself up properly on your bike.  The results of my fit will be posted soon. 7...
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Fit To Get Fitted

March 8, 2010
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When I upgraded to my new Trek Madone last April, one of the things I was hoping to get out of it was a spectacular fit that provided me with hour upon hour of comfort to go along with increased performance from the bike.  It’s been a great road bike, and really can’t complain...
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Extreme Commuting

March 5, 2010
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Extreme Commuting

Inhale exhale inhale exhale inhale exhale….Red light.  Traffic traffic, cars, buses, people.  Green light and off again.  Simplicity in motion…a guy, a backpack, a mountain bike.  The life of a bicycle commuter.  No other means of transportation available…none other necessary. Close your eyes and picture this person for a second.  What do they look...
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